Friday, December 21, 2007

Visits to These Candidates' Websites Surge in November

Both Huckabee and Edwards experienced a huge growth in visits to their websites during the month of November, according to the NPR News Blog. Candidate Facetime Data reveals that visits to Huckabee's site increased 194% in November, while visits to Edwards' site spiked 181%.

This increased website traffic appears to parallel each of these candidates rise in the polls. Recently, for example, Sen. Edwards pulled within nine points of first place in South Carolina, and the polls continue to show a tight, three-way race in Iowa.

On a completely unrelated note, I see some remarkable similarities in the design of the Huckabee and Edwards sites, especially the sidebars.

There is an ongoing debate about the impact of the net on politics, so it will be interesting to see if these numbers reflect these candidates actual performance in the upcoming caucuses and primary.

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